The NBA playoff Game Twos are in the books and there were more heroes and villains. LeBron came back with 46 points as the Cavs levelled their series with the Pacers at 1-1.
The Trail Blazers on the other hand, were beaten again at home by a red-hot Pelicans squad and head to New Orleans in a world of hurt trailing 2-0.
The Raptors, Celtics, Rockets and Warriors are all up 2-0, while the Heat (v Sixers) and Jazz (v Thunder) also tied their series at one apiece.
LeBron: 46 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists…and the first 16 points of the game.
LeBron fires from 3!
— NBA (@NBA) April 18, 2018
Playoff D: He may be involved in a ‘feud’ with Ben Simmons over the definition of the term ‘rookie,’ but Donovan Mitchell was sensational in Game Two, leading the Jazz to a 102-95 win over Oklahoma City. Mitchell had 28 points, 6 rebounds against the Thunder and Paul ‘Playoff P’ George.
Playoff P? Here's Playoff D…Donovan Mitchell's 28 points leads Utah over OKC in Game Two. pic.twitter.com/lvJ2psJMB7
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D-Wade’s Blast from the Past: The 36-year old went for 28 and helped the Heat steal Game Two from the Sixers in Philadelphia.
We The North: Toronto has won the first two games of a seven-game series for the first time in franchise history.
Save My Beer: Prime-time performers step it up during the playoffs and – like Jayden Brown in Game 2 – this Celtics’ fan delivered in crunch time.
It's early, but we may have already seen the most clutch performance of the NBA playoffs. pic.twitter.com/EQNpnATcVI
— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) April 18, 2018
Eric Bledsoe, meet Terry Rozier: Even though Boston’s Terry Rozier smoked the Bucks with 23 points in each of the first two playoff games, Milwaukee’s Eric Bledsoe wasn’t impressed.
Someone just asked Eric Bledsoe about Terry Rozier: “Who? I don’t even know who the f$&@ that is.”
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) April 18, 2018
Maybe he should be, with the Bucks in a 2-0 hole.
RIP City: Taking nothing at all away from the New Orleans Pelicans – who have been sensational, especially defensively – but the Trail Blazers are in danger of being swept out of the playoffs, something unthinkable a month or so ago.
This man Anthony Davis could finish an alley-oop halfway to the moon pic.twitter.com/gDK1jKOc3b
— Point God (@World_Wide_Wob) April 18, 2018
Failing Chemistry Class: The Wizards actually fought back after falling way behind against the Raptors, but the scenes on the bench seemed to show that indeed, there might be some dysfunction in DC.
2018 Wizards in one photo… pic.twitter.com/D7Uu8AluUD
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) April 18, 2018
Endangered Wolves: Coach Tom Thibodeau was looking for a better effort from his team – and especially big man Karl-Anthony Towns – in Game Two, but it couldn’t have been much worse. Towns scored just five points and the Wolves were smashed by the Rockets 102-82.
— SB Nation (@SBNation) April 19, 2018